Q. With reference to Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Act, 2021 consider the following statements:
1.The Act increases the gestation period of women seeking abortion up from 20 weeks to 24 weeks. 
2.The Act does not allow unmarried woman to seek abortion.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. The Act increases the gestation period of women seeking abortion up from 20 weeks to 24 weeks.

Statement 2 is incorrect. It allows unmarried women also to terminate a pregnancy in case of failure of the contraceptive method or device. The ground of failure of contraceptives can now be used for abortion up to 20 weeks.

Source: The Hindu